10 Easy Postpartum Snack Ideas
Plant Based Juniors » Pregnancy & Prenatal Nutrition
by Plant-Based Juniors
11M ago
Need postpartum snacks? Here are some easy postpartum snack ideas to help fuel busy new mama life. Tips for healthy postpartum snacking. The transition from pregnancy to postpartum and new motherhood is hard stuff, friends. Between all of the adjustments, it can be extra challenging to make sure you’re fed – while feeding everyone else! But nutrition for new mamas is super important, to help keep your energy up (as much as possible), support breastfeeding, promote healing and recovery, and prevent feeling extra hungry (or hangry) under already stressful conditions. Planning snacks for yoursel ..read more
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Foods to Increase Male Fertility
Plant Based Juniors » Pregnancy & Prenatal Nutrition
by Plant-Based Juniors
1y ago
What foods help men’s fertility? Dad’s diet is just as important as mom’s! Here are some foods to increase male fertility, plus tips for how to incorporate them into meals. Fertility is a complex thing. If you and your partner have decided to pursue parenthood, but are experiencing obstacles with fertility, you are far from alone. When it comes to fertility, there are many factors that come into play, and one of them is nutrition. While no one food is a cure-all for any health issue, dietary choices can certainly impact fertility. In fact, certain nutrients and eating patterns have been shown ..read more
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Choline for Plant-Based Diets
Plant Based Juniors » Pregnancy & Prenatal Nutrition
by Plant-Based Juniors
2y ago
Choline for plant-based diets. What is choline and where do you find it? Here’s why choline matters and best plant-based sources of choline. We’re big proponents that a well-planned plant-based diet can provide all of the nutrients you need, a position also kept by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. That’s one reason we like to spotlight individual nutrients – so you can understand why they matter and where to find them. Today we’re covering a micronutrient that you may not be very familiar with, but turns out that it’s pretty important both during pregnancy and beyond. Choline. Around 9 ..read more
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Gestational Diabetes and a Plant-Based Diet
Plant Based Juniors » Pregnancy & Prenatal Nutrition
by Plant-Based Juniors
2y ago
Gestational diabetes while vegan. What is the risk for gestational diabetes on a plant-based diet? Here are the answers to some common questions about how a plant-based pregnancy affects this condition. Now that we’ve both been through two predominantly plant-based pregnancies, we love answering some of the most frequently asked questions around pregnancy-related conditions. We’ve been asked a lot about gestational diabetes and whether a high carbohydrate plant-based diet affects one’s risk or management of the condition. Unfortunately, much of the confusion around this topic has been perpetu ..read more
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Folate for Pregnancy
Plant Based Juniors » Pregnancy & Prenatal Nutrition
by Plant-Based Juniors
2y ago
Folate for pregnancy. What is folate vs. folic acid and why is this nutrient so important for moms and babies? Here are some folate-rich foods and tips for supplementation for a healthy pregnancy. Folate – or vitamin B9 – is one of those nutrients you hear more about when you decide to try and get pregnant, and then all throughout your pregnancy. And for good reason! Folate is a very important vitamin and it’s crucial to get enough of it, especially when growing a baby. Fortunately, it can be very easy to get all your folate needs met with a predominantly plant-based diet and appropriate pren ..read more
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Plant-Based and Weaning: How to Make the Transition
Plant Based Juniors » Pregnancy & Prenatal Nutrition
by Plant-Based Juniors
2y ago
Plant-based and weaning. If you have questions about transitioning baby from breast milk or formula, including how to introduce baby to plant-based milks, this post is for you. Weaning your baby off of breast milk or formula, and introducing him to solid foods, can come with a wave of questions – and emotions. Whether you’ve been nursing your baby or preparing formula for her, you might feel equally parts excited to gain a little bit of personal freedom back AND sad that your child has reached this milestone. Weaning is a big deal, and we just want to acknowledge that. New parents and caregiv ..read more
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Plant-Based and Breastfeeding: Everything You Need to Know!
Plant Based Juniors » Pregnancy & Prenatal Nutrition
by Plant-Based Juniors
2y ago
Plant-based and breastfeeding. Here’s what you need to know about supplements for breastfeeding, the basics of breastfeeding nutrition, and things we wish we had known before our first breastfeeding journeys. Being a new mother or mama-to-be comes with seemingly infinite questions. If you follow a predominantly plant-based lifestyle, you may be wondering how to make sure you’re getting enough of the nutrients critical for baby’s growth and development through pregnancy and beyond, using plant sources. In this post, we’re covering the basics of what you need to know about supplements, nutrient ..read more
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Morning Sickness Smoothie
Plant Based Juniors » Pregnancy & Prenatal Nutrition
by Plant-Based Juniors
2y ago
Making a morning sickness smoothie is a great way to ease the nausea that inevitably comes with pregnancy. Here’s one of our favorite recipes for a delicious and easy anti-nausea smoothie. How many mamas out there suffered from morning sickness? We both had it bad in the first trimester, but luckily it subsided. However long you experience it, morning sickness is never a pleasant time for a mama-to-be. For the mornings (or afternoons, or evenings…) when you’re feeling the worst, we want to share one of our favorite anti-nausea recipes for pregnancy. To make this smoothie, you’ll need jus ..read more
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5 Tips For Practicing Intuitive Eating During Pregnancy
Plant Based Juniors » Pregnancy & Prenatal Nutrition
by Plant-Based Juniors Team
2y ago
What is intuitive eating and why is it important during pregnancy? How do you practice intuitive eating during this season of life? We’ll answer these questions in this blog and give you some of our best tips.  Intuitive eating, or mindful eating, is the practice of learning to pay attention to (and honoring) your body’s natural cues in regards to food. This means nourishing your body when it’s hungry, noticing and stopping when you’re full, and honoring your cravings. And when you’re pregnant? All of the above can be especially difficult.  It’s time for some real talk, friends. Pr ..read more
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6 Tips for Reducing Morning Sickness
Plant Based Juniors » Pregnancy & Prenatal Nutrition
by Plant-Based Juniors Team
2y ago
Morning sickness, or the intense nausea that often goes along with early pregnancy, is very common and can be debilitating for many women. Here’s how you can keep it at bay. Morning sickness should really be called all-day sickness (right, mamas?!). This very common condition is most often experienced during the early weeks of pregnancy, and usually subsides by the second trimester. However, many moms-to-be continue experiencing it throughout their entire pregnancy, while some may not experience it at all. But what exactly is morning sickness, is it a big deal, and most importantly, what can ..read more
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